And just like that, 2015 is coming to a close. It seems like it just started! What are your plans to ring in the New Year? You’ve got a lot of events and parties to choose from. Here are the best New Year’s Eve parties in Louisville!
Louisville New Year’s Eve Live! at Fourth Street Live!
NYE Live! will feature live music, balloon drops, confetti cannons and the Times Square ball drop on the giant LED screen at Fourth Street Live! This sounds like an event you don’t want to miss. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., an all-inclusive ticket offers access to six bars and nightclubs, as well as top-shelf drinks and a Champagne toast at midnight. Also included are after midnight food vouchers and party favors. Tickets are $85 for individuals and $150 for couples. (Ticket prices are set to increase the closer it gets to the event, so snag your tickets now.) For more information and to purchase tickets, click here: nye-live.com.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Proof
Proof on Main is helping you savor every last bite of 2015 with Executive Chef Mike Wajda’s four-course, table d’hôte menu, ranging from $65 to $78. The menu includes Chef Mike’s Foie Gras Hot Brown with smoked turkey, crispy pancetta, tomato jam and brioche. Seating is available from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Call Proof on Main to make reservations at (502) 217-6360.
21c Louisville NYE Party
The red penguins of 21c Museum Hotels are throwing a party to ring in the new year. On Thursday, December 31, starting at 9 p.m. and continuing till 1 a.m. January 1, GlitterTitzDjz will provide music in the Atrium Gallery, so you can dance the last night of 2015 away. The cost to attend is $59 per person, which includes two cocktails. A cash bar will also be available. A special New Year’s Eve package is also offered, including two tickets to the NYE bash and a 3 p.m. late checkout on January 1. Call 21c to make reservations at (502) 217-6300. For more information, click here: 21cmuseumhotels.com.
New Year’s Eve Five-Course Dinner at The English Grill
Ring in the new year with a five-course dinner from The English Grill inside The Brown Hotel. Chef Josh Bettis is serving up a special prix fixe dinner menu beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $119 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To make your reservation for yummy Kentucky country ham tortellini, your choice of entrée and decadent, dark chocolate fudge cake for dessert, call (502) 583-1234.
No Cover New Year’s at Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Haymarket Whiskey Bar has Louisville’s only free (as in no cover charge) New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy music from The Deloreans, JaLin Roze and Sketching in the music hall and Midnight Hour Sound System from 8 to 11 p.m. and OKDeejays from 2 to 4 a.m. at the front bar. There will be a free photo booth, early evening drink specials and a Champagne toast at midnight. For more information, click here: facebook.com.
New Year’s Eve 2015 at Ice House
Ice House, located at 226 E. Washington St., is THE place to ring in 2016. The New Year’s Eve bash will feature music all night long by DJ AK. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $20 the week of the event, and include entry and appetizers. VIP tickets are $75 per table of six and include guaranteed seating, Champagne and appetizers. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. and last until 2 a.m. There will be a cash bar on-site. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here: flavorus.com.
WFPK New Year’s Eve Bash at Headliners
WFPK‘s is one New Year’s Eve party you don’t want to miss. WFPK DJs Woodrow on the Radio and Matt Anthony will broadcast live from Headliners. The Prohibition Era Dance Party begins at 8 p.m., with dance instructors hosting swing dance lessons. The house band, Billy Goat Strut Revue, will be joined by guest vocalists Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson. The burlesque troupe Vaudeville Louisville will be on hand, as well. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, click here: facebook.com.
New Year’s Eve with Tony and the Tan Lines and DJ K-Dogg at Mellwood Arts Center
If you want to dance your way into the New Year, the Mellwood Arts Center is the place to be. Tony and the Tan Lines will be playing along with DJ K-Dogg from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Last year’s New Year’s event sold out in less than three weeks, so get your tickets while they last. Tickets are $75 and include admission, cocktails and late-night food. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here: eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve Party featuring The Decades at Captain’s Quarters
Enjoy dinner along the waterfront at Captain’s Quarters from 5 to 9 p.m., and then enjoy the musical stylings of The Decades from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be no cover charge, and enjoy a Champagne toast and balloon drop as soon as the clock strikes midnight. For more information, click here: facebook.com.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Chill BAR
There’s never a cover and always a good time to be had at Chill BAR in the Highlands. New Year’s Eve is no exception. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres at 9 p.m. and a Champagne toast at midnight. For more information, click here: facebook.com.
These events are 21+ and, as always, drink responsibly. Happy New Year!
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